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being sought for when we have prop k in place. i would like to add on this measure, on the charter amendment, if the seconds the sections within it are little more fleshed out as they are, were in the non-charter amendment. you know what i'm trying to talk about. anyway there were two routes we could take. the charter amendment things are a little less fleshed out as far as the categories are concerned. so, if those categories could be a little more expanded upon that would be advisable. that's all i have >> okay thank you very much. colleagues have any questions? >> just one question the minutes noted those one members within absent. i don't know if that individual is automatically suspended >> that's correct >> do we need to replace that
individual was the way that individual becomes on suspended or how does that work with >> i think that's on today's agenda. next agenda meeting. >> that's correct. brian larkin is seeking reappointment buddies unable to attend the meeting today. so, consideration of his reappointment will be considered next. >> is that a function of the suspension requires reappointment? >> correct. >> okay. colleagues any further questions? thank you very much it will open this up to public comment. anyone wish to comment on item number two? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> do we file or continue this i'm? >> just next item >> next item mr. clerk >> item 3-5 comprise the consent calendar these items
are contained considered routine can staff is not prepared to resent. any items may be removed and considered separately >> colleagues any questions or comment on the consent items? seeing none, anyone wishing to comment on items three, four, five on the consent calendar? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> will call vote >> on the consent calendar, avalos aye breed aye farrell aye peskin aye the consent calendars approved >>[gavel] >> please call the next item >> item 6 amended allocation of $6 million in prop k funds with conditions of probation and $75,000 in prop k funds rate request subject to attach the scope your cash flow distribution schedules. >> thank so much >> good morning the measures.
deputy director for policy and programming at the transportation authority. we have 8k request for over $6 million for consideration today and these requests are leveraging over $23 million with the non-prop k funds. as we are pulling up the powerpoint presentation i will continue. the request from the san francisco meniscal transportation agency mta is for rail state of good repair functioning, so the-this would be to reshape the rails for the optimal profile [inaudible] embarcadero stations. this will offer the rails to be in a state of good repair in advance of the light rail riding in 2017. it also reduces noise and improves rail quality. this project will leverage federal funds. it is a great highway below. this is a public works project and this was referenced in the
opening remarks from the cac. this is a project to convert that you look down lanes to single bidirectional lanes in it would allow for the two current southbound lanes create space or paving, if you will, for the south ocean beach multi use trail which the committee will see next month. that is a recreation parks department of public works the permit will be sponsoring a prop k request on behalf of. this project is for slogan skyline and to do the design phase of the project, the construction will be done by spring of 2018. the next the project is for street repair and cleaning equipment. this is one of three annual request you'll see today. public works is requesting funding to replace street sweepers that exceeded their useful life and now out of compliance with state and regional air quality requirements. public works is under a deadline to place these street sweepers by the end of the year and so we are recommending finance cost
neutral strategic plan amendment. to advance funds in this category with a corresponding delay in funding street resurfacing category without negatively impacting any projects. in keeping with the prop k. >> just a question on the. is there a plan to replace the whole fleet? how much of the fleet is this a part of? that needs to be replaced? >> i will ask public works representatives to come up and speak to that. these requirements apply across the board. >> will get to that in the presentation. >> okay so the next request is the public sidewalk repair. as a manual quest for prop k funds to replace damaged concrete around city-owned street trees. dpw prioritizes locations with accidents and complaints and excessive damage. all work will be done that this fiscal year.
next request is for tree planting and maintenance. this is also an annual requested public works will replace empty trees and anti-basins for about 375 trees. also, will stylish young trees and making mature trees around public rights of way there maintained by public works. next request is for the district 11 neighborhood transportation improvement program planning project as per the geneva and san jose intersection study. this is a prop k request per $100,000 in funds as well as $50,000 in balboa station stakeholder funds for prioritized project coming out of the balboa park station community advisory committee which this project does. it will 12 short medium and long-term regulations for the intersection in vicinity of the intersection including passenger access to muni oceanview. will be correlated with a host of other projects going on in the area and as well as other departments and
stakeholders that we participating in various different design charrettes and outreach that planned over the next year. the final report will be per next summer. it is for the local match requirement to federal one date. grant for the second street improvement project. using this project several times. this work complete streets including project from-to market and construction is slated to begin right around the turn of the calendar you. with a three-month duration. the last request is from the mta and joint request with the transportation authority for $150,000 in the program support funding. this allows us to work with stakeholders and the commissioner's office to develop the projects that have been eventually presented to you for allocation. i am available to answer the questions. as always agency representative's >> thank you. jim and avalos >> thank you. just a question
on the sweepers. we are replacing verifies and what part of the fleet is looking to be replaced and how much will this impact the overall effort on that? >> i did rachel alonso transportation finance analyst of the question i don't have the total size of our fleet with the right now. we are seeking prop k funds to replace five street sweepers. there's another 20, at least, we also need to replace which we diverting other funding to accommodate. >> grades. the other 20 that are being replaced, when those are replaced, his second cover the entire fleet that needs replacing altogether? >> that should. at least of the street vehicles. were trying to meet all the deadlines we can to minimize any impact on our operation. it is my understanding, is a citywide concern that central
shop has been coordinating with the bay area air quality management district. >> grades. thank you. then the other one you might be able to answer the answer question i have around trees and sidewalks. we also have two pending charter amendment that about addressing trees and sidewalks >> yes >> what is the amount-this is generally amount of money that dpw receives from the-every year >> yes >> so this is baby for--we have limits about how much we can did every year from pop k for treason sidewalks. is that correct? >> these two categories function in a truly annual manner so they get one 30th of their share with the 30 year life of the expenditure plan. on an annual basis. >> okay so what would that be in terms of our allocation? >> is equal to the amount requested is about 5-600,000 for sidewalk repair and about 1 million for trees.
>> great, thanks >> okay, colleagues any questions or comments? will open this up to public comment. anyone wish to comment on item 6? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> mr. koepp >> same house and call >> same house, same call without objection >>[gavel] >> item 7 recommended seven approval of the fiscal year 2016-17 transportation fund for clean air projects. this is an action item >> good morning. transportation planner. tfca is a program that seeks to improve air quality for vehicle emissions. tfca come up for for dollar [inaudible] to be
administered to the county level by gauges including the transportation authority here in san francisco. for fiscal year 16-70 we have $972,000 available for programs and projects. however, we see the application about $1.5 million. two applications were subsequently withdrawn for further project development we still don't quite have enough to fully fund our remaining four applications. to develop recommendations for the competitive program we evaluated applications based on eligibility screening among criteria required by the adjusted as well as local expenditure criteria that are effective in san francisco. the distinguishing each of tfca projects must be across a threshold which vary by project i get a local eccentric criteria which the board approves in february jobless prioritize applications and we look at factors including project type envisions reduced, readiness of the project given the district it sits on having projects keep their life span of two years. so, i hear the
priority project type included in our local standards or criteria. this year we have 30 missions non-vehicle project applications as well as one alternative fuel vehicle application. so a funding recommendation is based on the criteria and also informed by working directly with project sponsors. we are recommending fully funding the three projects and partially funding the fourth project. to go into a little bit of detail on the projects themselves, the gator past invitation project would help san francisco state implement new transit pass for students get the students voted to approve a fee to cover a muni class past as well as a 25% discount on bart. the project would cover the start across including providing the students with a cover card that's tailored to the project. that will be specific for san francisco students going to and from daly city station. as well as covering some of the technology we need to influence the project. additional funds would come from mpc four we programming the clipper card system and i can also be used
to replicate this project in other locations. our recommendation is contingent on the project receiving approval from other partners. next emergency ride home has a long tracker of providing reassurance to commuters who don't use car transportation option. in cases where there's family emergencies a change of plans, versus the normal commute. this year the program would continue from being solely employer-based to targeting participation by more individual commuters. next, the alternative fuel incentive program would provide a rebate for taxicab companies that purchase new alternative fuel vehicles. sfmta eight expect this to be about 77 vehicles mostly hybrid. also anticipating three electric vehicles which is unusual in taxi fleets as well as three accessible natural gas vehicles.
finally, the short-term bicycle parking project would insult 672 racks and locations where request for additional bike parking has been made. the proposed amount is about 71% of sf mta's request. we don't have the resources to fully fund all the requests in this project with the least cost-effective of the applications and it's also scalable project and bike parking can be funded via pop k. >> currently, where do these [inaudible] >> they're all across the city. i do not sf mta wants to comment. they're very broad and we funded short-term bicycle parking through tfca a couple times in the past. a lot of times [inaudible] around town be funded through this project >> mostly like emergency bikes? >> yes. small businesses and things like that. any other questions? >> colleagues, any questions or comments? we will move on to public comment. anyone wishing to comment on item number seven?
>> supervisor, my name is nick just afterwards. i'm a director of the [inaudible]. i guess hereto come talk to in favor of the data passed allocation out of the funding. i think it's incredibly exciting, 73% of the sf voted for this. the taken action into their own hands by imposing a small fee on themselves just to help make that transportation option incentivize cleaner and transportation options make transit more affordable for students and it something that we support overwhelmingly at bart and we think it's highly good program i could get rolled out another universities across the region. in addition, it's also particularly relevant at the state level because there's a bill 80-22 which overwhelmingly passed the senate but the assembly, sorry, which is in consideration with the center which take some of the greenhouse gas reduction
funding and applied to subsidize student transit passes. this i think would be also a tremendous -this program would also help with that discussion forward at the state level and provide additional momentum to that bill, which is supporting strongly at bart which i personally also will hope will pass. it thank you-very much. also, to tfca staff. are working with but were not always the easiest to work with and for the supervisors for considering this. >> just a question. how do we get the 25% discount four-was her neveto have a much higher? >> we want to try and maximize trying get the discount as high as possible. it's going to be it 20 very depending on sort of the take-up of the discount. we i think muni and bart came to a similar place where we were
trying to sort of take the money that we were going to be receiving and apply it to generate the highest discount to the riders that were using it. i would hope, if maybe 80-222 passes we can make that discount larger and i personally hope that parts and look at its system more broadly to see if there's a way of doing a fair system which is more need space rather than just sort of everybody paying the same thing. >> then, are other states and uc schools looking at similar- >> yes. as soon as we started moving at sf state we started getting calls from universities across the parts this. we got about 57, berkeley is really excited about this. then the discount program with transit
but they have not had discount program with bart. san jose state is also really excited about this because bart is going down to san jose and i think they're keen on it. there's a bunch of community colleges in this of the fremont area which of reach out to us try and sort of put in place a similar style for them. we said that we want to work with everybody, but we remain to get this first project off the ground to show we can do it. then once we've done this will hopefully make it kind of a program which other people can opt into. >> is there any reduction to vehicles now travels the measured in this? >> it's minor staining that sf state has to do because it size under san francisco mandate, it has to do regular transit transportation studies. which measure the production as well as a bunch of other sort of related activities. they done one recently. coming out of
that study, one of the main recommendations to reduce the mp would be to subsidize transit. so, that was i think not to speak for sf state, that was i think would hope that the ball really willing at. level but is much driven by the students themselves who i think didn't need to study to tell them it was very expensive state transportation. this am sf state students to come in all the way from fremont, from pittsburgh, where it's just very unaffordable to ride bikes or that long of a distance. i am-i'm pretty sure that sf state follow-up study will be measuring similar types of metrics and will be able to give us an indication of what this program is working on the bmc metric. i think from parts perspective it something tracking bart used parts usage and hope we will see a real couple of taken that as well. thank you very much >> thank you very much. just a comment on item number seven. seeing none, public comment is
closed. >>[gavel] >> colleagues from unless any questions or comments can we take that same house, same call ? without objection so moved >>[gavel] >> mr. cook >> item 8 recommended authorizing the executive director execute with conditions seven party supplement to the 2012 memorandum of understanding that adopted an early investment strategy pertaining to the peninsula corridor elective vacation project. this is an action item >> good morning commissioners. my name is-project executive to the authority. i'm going to hear today [inaudible] from caltrans. the corridor elective vacation project is a [inaudible] it has three main components. when is the communication-based overlay signal system which is a capacity train control for safety and operation
effectiveness. the elective vacation line from san francisco to san jose and the procurement electrified multiple muni buses. in 2012, nine stakeholder agencies executed a memorandum of understanding which established a funding framework for the project. at that time, the project budget was 1.5. which was based on an estimate from 2008. san francisco chair was $60 million. in 2014, caltrans had a cost workshop and determined that the cost was larger than originally anticipated even though everybody basically new in 2012 that the plans were going to be
increasing. then, later on, this year, they received bids for the electrification and the vehicle contracts. so, they're still the things resulted in an increase of $755 million. that was worth mentioning, that amount includes 120 million in installation and $369 in contingency. which brings us to the item in front of you today. which is a supplemental mou to provide additional funding needed to execute the project. in this slide you see the items in red show with the major changes occurred. the peninsula corridor empowers board members that contribution increases from one 80 million to 249. increasing the contribution of san francisco by $20 million.
in addition, there was an increase of $113 million of the contribution from high-speed rail and also from mtc bridge funds. the mou has some conditions attached to it. basically, it's a commitment in lower than the mou than the funding is going to be reduced for proportionally to each one of the partners. of course, if the costs are high than the partners will reconvene and discuss about how to come up with additional funds. another condition was that as a precondition to this memorandum all parties agreed oversight protocol, which has really been implemented. it something occurring as we speak it as far as the program they have an
agencywide goal for 12%. this year they intend to increase that get the arty submitted to mta to increase the goal to 14%. on december 14, we adopted a specific goal of 5.2%. there some challenges like every project, has challenges, good in this case one of the challenges is executing the agreement to secure all the funding. for example, the state funding has been the rail authority, they're planning on getting it executed in july, june-july timeframe. cap and trade award in august and the one that usually comes at the end, the fta core capacity grant is anticipated for december 2016. now, that date everybody agrees and
understands that its aggressive good fta understands is aggressive but doable it caltrans is working as hard as they can to make sure they can meet that date. the other item is that the [inaudible] is behind schedule but the city bus is not of [inaudible] so it's not going to affect revenue service. >> question on the state funding and cap and trade and the core capacity. what amounts are those we can expect? >> the cap and trade, is back in the table here. cap and trade is 113. >> that's for one-time? >> one time. yes. >> then,- >> than the core capacities 647 >> six 47 million >> yes >> what's this chi sra?
>> i'm sorry. the [inaudible] >> okay. that would be how much? >> that's the one 13. >> cap and trade? >> it's next. it's together. >> thank you. if those don't come in, and those amounts, a respected to make more on rns? >> yes. that was not the right answer, was it? there will be discussions to figure out how to fill the gap. >> okay w requests to fill the gap? >> there will be a request, i'm sure. yes. >> [inaudible] >> just to add, there are high-speed rail bond funds from prop 1-8 approve several years goes about 70 6 million. >> okay.
>> crazy thompson would count him and give you a brief update on where we are on the system and we were going in the future with electrification. so the shows the ridership for caltrans and that's really been dramatically the last six years. we almost doubled our ridership. the slide after that , i think it's baby catching up is another way to describe the ridership growth that we've seen. so, our top trains in the northbound direction are experiencing over 100% of feeder capacity which means people are standing which is pretty unusual for a commuter railroad across the country. it's also unique for caltrans that it's a bidirectional commute. 60% are doing the traditional commute northbound. the city for the jobs were
asking for percent going southbound so also is sustaining in those directions and with the slide here, using these ridership numbers are taking in the little ridership month. there even higher during the high ridership month. on this life, this is a picture worth 1000 words. this is just an average day on a caltrans train. during the day where we have special bands like giants games is much more much more crowded. on the next life, we hear a lot from our writers but we also hear from businesses along the corridor. in 2014, the group of companies appear along with others created a caltrans coalition and really focused on making sure there's alternative the writers cannot be on the congested 101 and 280 freeway and if there's an alternative for caltrans and the ability to increase capacity, they're extremely supportive of that. they been strong allies with us on this project. so that's a little bit of where we are today. i'm speaking to the need of why we need to electrify and modernize the project to speak mostly to electrification project because that's the one that were moving towards not good the cpc once
construction is complete and were already in the testing phase. but this is a reminder of the area we are electrifying. it's between san francisco and san jose. that's it. caltrans owns. -south of that is owned by union pacific. the project discussion is the overhead wires and those of the compatible with high-speed rail in the future. electric trains were going to get is a 75% replacement of the diesel fleet. so we will have some diesel fleet left with this project, but i'll speak to the future goals to have it fully occupied with the service up to 79 mi./h which is what it is today, when please the number of trains we have per hour from five to six and when the best things we do would be the electric trains were able to stop and start much faster than diesel ones. so, for instance, we can change your entire
schedule is that of our "only making six ops in 60 min. with electric intake image 13 stops. soul will have a chance to we do how we move people up and down the corridor in addition to just having more trains on the corridor. as i mentioned, the bmx fleet service for internal period and will continue to serve tenant such as ace capital corridor and amtrak that currently rides on the corridor today. this slide highlight some of the massive benefits we see with this project. obviously once for gas reductions going from diesel to electric but what you may not realize such as reduction and engine noise from diesel trained to electric train. we expect to see an increase in ridership and also some economic activity from this project. on the is the two major contracts. as louise, detailed for the cost of them it's really been a two-year process to get to where we are today. when negotiating with two different firms. one could electrification infrastructure, so that'll be the team that put in the polls and was next to track and one for building new electric vehicles for our corridor. over the last two
years we spent a lot of time on discussion about the new electric vehicles and there's in many different considerations we've had to talk through with key stakeholders, members of the public and the caltrans board. some of them are listed on the slide here and into balance different elements on the caltrans such as bathrooms and bikes but also additional doors which was brought up as something caltrans wanted to not preclude in the future high-speed rail planning is by the blended system. on the next life, this shows in the design burden of two sets of doors on the vehicles. the not pretty operational when we first have the vehicles but in the future we could open them if we need to add high-speed rail station it would have some capacity changes with that but we want to make sure as much as we can to build an element that we don't need to redo anything later and give us more flexibility. with that it's really a recap of where we are. we finish environmental process which is a big milestone for the project we have the bids in
now and want to wear these contracts next month. in july for the caltrans board meeting. that's why your vote today is critical for making sure we have the local funds in place to be able to move forward with this project quickly. we really appreciate the support we got from staff from all the agencies we work closely with. with this schedule will be issuing a limited notice to proceed in making sure with all have those funds in place. several years of design build and testing and have the system in service by 2020. that's when will first get our vehicles in the last and by 2021. my last slide here is just that we know the explosive growth to the bay area really means we need to look for father had hit it's not just about this article what else can we do on the corridor to make sure we have as much capacity as can. so, for the bottom slide there's been a be a lot of activity the downtown extension from high-speed rail coming, the
specific to caltrans, we do want it fully converted fleet. we went longer trains in the future. so we can get the capacity that weight since were sharing the corridor with high-speed rail. that's really the one way we can get the capacity and also level boarding which make the system function more smoothly and potentially help increase capacity trends that are able to go up and down the corridor. without i'm happy to take any questions. >> colleagues, any questions could >> just looking at slide 19 and you have the dual door option, is that just a possibility or is that actually was can happen? >> that's what's going to happen. >> how is it that we have-so there's different types of boarding and u boarding across the system or is this just about doing with high-speed rail stations? be dick is about individual can happen with high-speed rail. so, when the system is operational in 2020, the bottom doors will be the only functional doors. ill look and feel like the original vehicle up top there. in the future when we have a more defined high-speed rail blended system to know more about what the station could look like, will be able to make a determination went to most of
the time to open these doors and a practice, we will have to talk through what it means that people boarding at different heights and needing to transfer them between good we will have interior list output into these vehicles when that happens people make that transition. but this is a complicated discussion we had and we've thought this was the best way to leave us some options in the future. when we first get them it'll just be the bottom doors >> was there are to have the stations be uniform server don't have tool different dual door systems? >> data something that's been discussed as well. judge and has 27 stations, so it would not be the high-speed rail ones that would be affected would be all caltrans station. at this point in time we were ready to make that determination did that would be different cost opens the go with it but in the future where are able to look at that. >> i just don't want to be i mean, at some point maybe it 30 years from now will probably can one make uniform stations because were not making that
decision now. >> correct. the reason for the dual doors is to allow for compatibility for types of rail. high-speed rail plan and i think trains that have a floor height of 51 inches good pursue the caltrans trains that have 55 inches. the so, the dual doors allows for the train to look at high-speed rail station shared with high-speed rail potentially. transbay will be shared at high-speed rail and of course san jose. so, at those stations, there will be platform compatibility between the two systems. what happens in the future, we don't know yet. the platforms will need to be modified in any event to allow [inaudible] upper-level board. the level boarding his can be at 25 inches or 51 so
that the whole system is at the same height, that is yet to be decided. if the cost of course associated with it. >> okay. thank you. >> it's just given that the work right now is around modification notification. 27 stations, i understand your to make modifications to the stations, but it's easier to do the modification on the train itself which is a new train to deal with. two different types of boarding situations >> yes, that's exactly the point of having the two different doors could the future will be able to make the determination on the stations i. what height needs to be in place. >> okay thank you very much. colleagues from any further questions? why do we open up to public comment. anyone wishing to comment on item 8? >> good morning committee members. with caltrans
offensive captain is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. we have about 5000 participants on the caltrans corridor from san francisco to san jose and beyond supporting stable funding and successful modernization of caltrans as part of an integrated transit system in the bay area and we are excited to see the progress on the electrification project. can't wait to see the electric trains be able to carry more passengers, alleviate that crowding and support the transportation and incremental needs of the bay area. so, we strongly support this and urge you to approve this funding to of this project before. thank you much >> thank you. anybody else was to speak on public comment for item 8? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> carly, unless there's any questions great at this same house, same call so moved >>[gavel] >> mr. clerk item number nine >> item 9, the roman of a
potential local transportation revenue measure. this is an information item. >> thank you commissioners. chief deputy of i cannot keep it short and sweet presentation. about eight slides. it's loading up. so, we did a longer overview at the board to look at this [inaudible] some updates to what has change it as you see the first lie there, would talk briefly about why were considering new revenues for transportation. with the new measure will fund and key considerations were thinking about as we put that measure together a little bit about public engagement. , i think as chris our coc chair reference in his remarks, if it is an obvious everyone to do we need revenue but the
short version into that question is, our needs for transportation funding part feed available revenues. sacramento, washington dc, candelas out and so many other jurisdictions in the bay area, in california, even nationwide were looking to locally control measures that we can rather than watch our infrastructure just deteriorate they control of our future invest in this type of transportation system we want to see. that said, this is an recent revelation that we've known about for quite a while. when we last updated our countywide transportation plan called the san francisco transportation plan in 2013, that looked at all operations and san francisco through the year 2040 and at the time we estimated $19 billion in unfunded needs, and among its many recommendations for how to use the money we have more effectively, how to improve project delivery. there also was a recommendation for new
revenue advocacy, practically focused at the local level. following hot on the heels of the countywide transportation plan, the mayor convened a transportation 2030 task force which was a subset need in smaller 15 year time frame. over that time frame came up with an estimated $10 billion needed through 23rd. when the outcomes of that is under the commissioners are very familiar with recommendation of a fleet of revenue measures that would take place over a series of years to fund $10 billion gap. that included two general obligation bonds. the first which the 500 million taliban was approved by the voters in 2014. the sales tax increase over have sent on [inaudible] and what we are doing here moving forward this year is trying to continue incrementing the recommendations of the plan and the aye. [inaudible] i mentioned briefly the can look to segment two and easy to bellsouth rainout. these charts show you if you can read all the numbers, the left is all the revenues anticipated revenues that allstate regional
and local, there were forecast to be payable to san francisco during our 30 year san francisco transportation plan period. the chart on the right is the same thing but that was for the regional transportation plan. the last one adopted in 2017. the big blue is local revenue. that is by far the largest source of revenue both in sf and the bay area. when i started here over two decades ago, the wedges were flipped to the federal and state wedges with the biggest pieces. unfortunately, the federal government has yet to been able to tackle the issue of the new revenue source for fixing the adult aspects was is the primary source of funding at the federal level. the state is working on it and i'm hopeful we'll get there but are not there yet. we just went through a cycle with attend state transportation improvement program where we took money away the way from projects. it's really not a reliable source at this time. so, as
chris mentioned, we right now at the board of supervisors has two options under consideration for the november 2016 election. the preferred proposal at this time is a charter amendment the list that was general fund set-asides both for transportation and homelessness. i'll talk about just transportation for the rest of the presentation but that charter is attached to the amendment is included as an attachment one in your amendment. the measure their for some reason the charter one doesn't afford the dedicated sales tax in the prop k stout. that one looks is included in attachment number two to the memo and it's not as though we're clear, that we know the intent is limited to about 20 to both pathways open while the discussions continue. to figure out which should make is very [inaudible] i will emphasize there's been a great deal coordination on this. the two measures are very similar in the key aspect which is what would get funded. both of them have six programs without talk about in a second. their 25
year revenue measures and roughly the math easy about $100 million a. the differences in it ministration and voter approval than happy to answer questions but [inaudible]. >> colleagues any questions or comments? okay. why don't we commissioner avalos-okay. when we move onto public almond >> i do couple more slides. >> i'm sorry. i thought you were- >> i'll ask a question out. there's been talk about what the buckets will be and the da version and the charter amendment version, and a key group i've worked with over the past few years has been transportation justice group, which involves a lot of community organizations as well as walk sf, community chinatown redevelopment corporation. i don't think that
they're happy with the buckets that are set up and i think it was some new revenue that could be available based on an understanding what the tax would be like in the sales tax were actually having a use tax which could be additional revenue. it makes a lot of sense i believe these groups being opposed, which is where they could be right out i'm a could spell the deathknell of whatever measure goes for could i do it important to be able to consider what contributions can be made to accommodate their interests. i also think even shading some of the buckets that we have already allocated could be something as well that could help move things forward to get clarity unity from them towards this measure. >> thank goodness a great set up to the slide. so, up on this slide and i'll answer some of
your questions commissioner avalos, august 6 buckets for programs of funds coachable and right now i said there identical the dedicated sales tax. your point is very well taken. i think it's conventional wisdom that to have a revenue measure particularly one that involves a tax increase you can have any real opposition but it's very important to get all the parties of table and get abroad and dbas of support for the measure. i think we can already see the influence which has petitioned justice coalition as you mentioned. these programs work together based on the 2030 and the countywide plan recommendations made of a heavy emphasis on state of good repair maintaining our system. but there are some additions. things have changed, even in the past couple of years, and one of those key issues is bringing affordability and equity issue to the forefront in transportation and really all sectors of our economy. so what here is already evidence of the influence of your work
supervisor avalos and the commission is the addition of transit service and affordability which is meant to take the sales tax and use it in ways that would benefit particularly the low income communities of concern in the city and will do that by providing flexible money for operations that support the sfmta eight with expanding service in response to state recommendations for muni equity framework core, intel budget years, when i might otherwise the service cuts, those funds could be used to prevent service cuts that can also be used to help maintain in future years as costs rose, for muni for youth seniors and disabled about that perspective. i'll briefly go through the other funding programs. the second one is muni fleet. our fleet expansion replacement when because good old but it's also basic state of good repair and investment in the muni system weather station or tracks were overhead wires. but the program
is transit optimization and expansion. this is a combination of transit operators and smaller and bigger project could for instance, this could include smaller bus stop type improvement projects were transit lanes, as well as planning environmental work and maybe early design for our next generation of capacity spinning projects, whether those goals are additional bus rapid transit projects, subway improvements or parts were countering grade separation or crossovers. the first bucket regional transit and system management is a priority to set aside up to $300 million for parts expansion cards any not bigger part cars but additional part cars to give us the incredible growth that. this is an asset made of alameda's san francisco in contra costa with
the three-part county members and i can speak to that a little bit more later but yet is not matched by the counties we could use those funds for other regional transit needs whether it's part stations are counter. there's also funding to work on smart system management which will give you to place. when this transportation demand management is the most cost-effective thing we can do demand raina. michael short will talk about that. but the next item. but there's also work to be done in terms of getting a continuous [inaudible] from santa clara of two or through san francisco. which would be a great way to benefit persons were put on a freeway system using infrastructure better at making transit vehicles operate more reliably. i guess they really like [inaudible]. the last two categories our vision zero cedar streets. i think it's pretty clear what that is. visions it was not adopted policy when 2030 was
established it is a new program with that last but not least, the street resurfacing. i would add one feature in the charter to get a little bit to one of supervisor a avalos his questions. it allows the bad economy it gives the ability to 25% of the second category, the muni revocation category towards operation appeared i will note in the dedicated sales tax one thing we didn't written into the ordinance and the conversations, the recognition that there are several fun sources out there primarily local regional and state that are very likely to be put in place in the near term that would dedicate funds for street resurfacing. to the
extent does come to pass and new funds are dedicated for street resurfacing, funds within this measure that would other wise go there would be redistributed the that is the largest urban. i think that's the last couple slides. the transit administration appear. it shows you the charter which agency would administer each of the different buckets up there. i would just know for the transit vision zero, we would propose to administer those much like prop k which is there no open process where the board agency sponsors and the public to figure out in a five-year plan of what we can ran for the next five years based on what's right, what's has full funding. as i mentioned, putting this together isn't just about work and help ourselves and were going to forget washington and sacramento. there's a lot of pluses to controlling your own destiny. not the least of which is political funds are essential to prepare your project with agreement ready and competitive for the state and federal competitive grants that do exist. we do have attractive chocolate of leveraging each dollar per six times under prop k and i expect
the same thing under this new measure and other were some comments may edit citizens advisory committee with that prop k why do we need something us. i just know prop k with the success of our first transportation tax put in place in 1990. that was sort of in the early wave of counties across the state. a lot of now have gone to full [inaudible] because costs have not caught up with revenues contra costa is actively looking at the same election as we are in alameda did last election cycle. the last thing i would say on public engagement, is there is a webpage dedicated to this. were continuing update with the latest information you can access the charter and dedicated sales tax information they importantly, we will have an opportunity to sign up for telephone town hall that directors change and director the skin from sfmta will be there will to present on the proposed measure and answer questions and will have multilingual capabilities. last but not least, one sort of technical point in order to keep the pathway open for dedicated sales tax, we need to have a public hearing which was
on a measure before the mpc can approve our expense are planted we will have a public hearing the school board next week. i'll be happy to answer questions did >> thank you. just on the buckets, and the gap that has to be crossed with ugly transit justice advocates and organizers, i think those areas there could be improvement. potentially, regional transit could be decreased, especially if were looking at other counties not contributing the same as san francisco would. which could be the case. i think we should all going in equally. if it's less certain shooting i think we should just come down and i think the transportation agencies will need to make up that difference and we can relocate to other buckets. i think that would be important to consider. the ones
that i think are underfunded of the transit service affordability as well as complete streets. it says here compete streets. >> whoops. >> i know those probably wrong >> was not my intent >> that's a more cooperative approach. thanks. >> thank you much. i will say, commissioner avalos but matching funds i said is written right now that if the other counties are provided to be used for other things but it could be amended and directed to other buckets. >> grades. >> okay colleagues know the questions number slots? ticket will move on to public comment. anyone wish to comment on the item 9? >> good morning commission. my name is jackie-on the citizens
advisory committee. we have special meeting last week regarding this item, regarding discussing this item and for those of you who don't know, i was one of 55 individuals who wrote proposition b back in 89. i also reauthorized prop k years later passed by the voters. i been very involved in transportation in the city for the last 30 years. since 1986. another thing, commissioner -[inaudible] the other 9-5 and commissioner peskin's district in fisherman's wharf. so we can get transit back, get the transit system, [inaudible] to where it was before december 5, 2009 when it was cut off. when it was cut down. one of the things i mentioned at the meeting last week was that
instead of mta spending money on green paint and red paint for the street, they should think about using that money, and restoring services the my restoring transit services, bus transit services, to where they were before because as it is now, there was articles in the paper where the people that worked at fisherman's wharf had to take tech buses to get to where i can to get home because there was no service to them. people at fisherman's wharf were losing money and because the workers can get to and from work. they just the mta is only interested in those individuals that work from until 5 pm. they don't care about the disabled
community, the people with the hotels, the people work at restaurants, the security guards, this senior citizens. i am against this because the they pass a bond issue. it has to bond issues the last election. as it is, you're adding work on even prop >> thank you. your time is up. >> just let me say one thing. didn't have to go before the voters again in a few years even though it's a 35 year project. prop k. >> think. >> you still have to go before the voters. and the voters don't want to be taxed and taxed enough >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. actually, before we move forward since both the chair and vice chair
absent scene we have a quorum, i will call this meeting as a member of this board committee to order. and we have to not make a chair? >> i nominate you. >> i second that. thank you. without objection i will be chaired for the meeting unless someone who is chair returns. all right. with that, we will move forward with public comment. here is the chair. you can continue, ma'am. thank you for your patience >> i been broken district for resident. also a formal member of the transportation authority cac. i was at the small business commission when the mayor's deputy chief of staff did a presentation on this. the question was from one of the
-from commissioner riley why so long, why 25 years. basically, he said that's what the number we came up with in negotiation. request from the commissioner was maybe look at a little lower window of opportunity. they first of all set aside create havoc on the budget. we want our set-asides, and the second one is the sales tax. sales tax the obvious is regressive. if it's low income people the worst. so, it has sent and actually i do agree with the cac members. it gets have if you are how to send more you the general obligation budget now looking at a revenue bond. it's as across as a little overly aggressive in the fact the mta is approved incorporated this asset sales that's into the budget even though it hasn't been approved by the voters is a little questionable. so those are my concerns. thank you. >> good morning. i need 11
friends of caltrain and i wanted to call your attention to an opportunity to potentially address in this sales letter, sales tax measure, the next phase of caltrans modernization that building on what ms. thompson said would be able to deliver work capacity and more speed than basic electrification itself. this thompson mentioned once your basic electrification with the train that accelerate more quickly, you can lengthen the platform and at longer trains to go to eight car trains, which gets you from six to eight as well as when the platforms are being adjusted level boarding, which right now with affairs it takes a couple of minutes to help someone with
a wheelchair on and off which is important, but it means that makes the system go slower and can make transfers. so, santa clara county says a board just incorporated that project, $300 million for that project into their ballot measure that's going to go on in november. this is something that is going to take all three counties in order to be able to deliver this project. san mateo county has already had a law passed to increase the sales tax window and is contemplating when to go and address to that. so, i would encourage you to consider this project to be able to keep up with the ridership growth expected in this timeframe. thank you >> good afternoon commission to minds chris park. i live on state street castro and market.
i'm very concerned about this expenditure plan. it feels to me like it's being rushed. i know i tend to attended a cac meeting where a cac member talked about this. also, it talked about this being a placeholder on the agenda when it hasn't had yet been defined. this is a lot of money. it needs a thoughtful consideration get it feels like it's being rushed and as i work on van ness. i would then ask the rtm to give you some information on how that began. that began as i don't know if there's an overhead-but that began as something that was somewhere in the wood of 60-$65 million the feasibility survey. it then went to in the eir 21.93 to 136 nine then july 15 $159 million and more recently, it was proposed as $260 million to then in the latest spreadsheet, that the gmt
project for walsh is now estimated over $300 million. so, these things get a life of their own. they cost a lot of money. then, recently, in the may 9 small is this commission meeting there was a presentation by a lot of people from lumbar, dennis, caravelle mission, worried and it seems like there's all a lot to be said with a lot that's not her. i'm very concerned about this project and as it starts about it kind of begins that life of its own. also, i don't know if there's the venice prt project, this has been appealed by a group about concerned about the trees. if you look at this you see all the trees that may loss from the city with this project and you can also see three lanes of traffic on each side of those trays. now where are those guys can ago when this gets down to two lanes? there's not enough input on this bus. they say [inaudible] we don't get hurt >> thank you. any other members of the public that wish
to comment on item 9? seeing none,-are you coming up for item 9? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> that was in information i'm so call item 10 >> item 10, transportation demand management would let ordinance. this is an information i'm >> good morning commissioners. michael schwarz principal planner with the authority. i am joined today by call the pain from the sfmta. she said with a integration manager and cory key from the planning component of the zoning administrator. we brought this dissertation sustainability program in front of you article a bit over a year ago. that other exciting milestone where excited to be back here and as a quick reminder the program is a three-part program that is a cognitive approach to managing the transportation demand caused by new development. so were taking it approach. if you can go to the ? it's a little slow catching
up. i think most of you are from the with of three parts we can to last time we were about to bring forward transportation sustainability which of the new impact fee on residential development as well as an increase in the nonresidential development and that got passed in november of 2015. in march of 2015 the second these can to pass which is consistent with the state guidance from senate bill 743 switching or from a level of service packs which is really looking at intersection and cartilage as a way to measure environmental impact, switching over to vehicle miles traveled as a way to better measure the entire mental impact of redevelopment. the third piece is what would be talking about today. this is initiated at the planning department on april 28. transportation demand management is come up a couple times today. again it's a way to manage the network that we have today. we know that we would be able to widen our seats were built within the
city even if we did want to which goes against a number of different city policies. so this transportation demand management is a way to focus best utilized in the system that we have today. while there is a wide ranging set of things that fall under this, this ordinance is focused on what can developers do on-site with her new development. so, to develop this we looked at a number of best practices from all over the country. but that literature review as was our own original research. i'm going to call carly pain to walk you through what the workbooks will entail. >> good morning commission could probably came from the sfmta. we are delighted to be part of this interagency partnership. so the transportation demand management ordinance is informed as michael mentioned, by best practices from across the country. it has three components, which i'll walk you through the first several.
first, is establishing a target for each new development project to meet and the target represents reduction in driving or vehicle miles traveled. from that development project. the way that the target is established is based on the number of parking spaces proposed for that project. more and more literature and our own research here in san francisco demonstrates there's a very strong relationship between on-site parking and driving. in that relationship is, if you provide more on-site parking, you will see more driving from the users of that site whether residents, workers, or visitors. so, the fundamental basics of this ordinance is the more parking you provide the more transportation demand management measures the project also needs to provide to offset were counterbalance that great
incentive to drive that provided parking. the second component is creating-that a project sponsor will select which ordinance, which measures, from a menu of options that the city has established to meet its target. we have identified 26 different measures across eight categories. all of these are included in the menu because of their ability to reduce vehicle miles traveled and single occupancy driving. these are based on literature review and best practices. these are measures that are under the control of the developer, as michael mentioned as a broader world of transportation demand management out there a lot of things that are agencies are doing but this is really focused
on what a developer a project sponsor can do and subsequent property owners to affect the driving, the travel behavior of their residents and workers and visitors to so, each measure has been signed a point based on the relative efficacy of the measure. for instance, at the lower end of the spectrum are things like real-time transportation displays might tell you as you're leaving the building and making your decision when a next muni or part is coming and how far the walk is, and also at the same time is there a bike share bike in the bike share part of a block away from you see to make an informed decision. family oriented transportation demand management measures that really support families in living more car-like work hard for your making more trips without a car. at the higher end of measures that are even more robust in and impactful but producing the parking supply, managing parking, subsidizing transit use and things like
that. having this menu approach enables it project sponsor to meet the target, which is what we as a city care for, but in a way that is specific to that project. the market and demographics. the measures become part of the project submittal and approval. so, cory chang, the assistant zoning administrator from planning is can walk you through an example of a project that leads to illustrate how this works. >> good morning commission. cory jeep with the planning department. thank for having us. i will echo that the entire tst process is been a great partnership so far between our three agencies did this carly said, i'm going to talk a little bit just how will this program work at the project level. i think when the most important things to understand we designed the program to be very straightforward and easy to use. towards that end, the first interaction that a with a program developed would have
been online tool took them determined posix required target and the tdm measures available to that project. eliminate version of this tool is already on on. the developers and the public can begin to test it out and understand how it will work. the idea that project sponsor will be will to use this tool and to think critically about this issue well before they ever summit any of their development application. were going to run through an example project in this scenario happening in the dogpatch neighborhood, which is very active with development and now. in this scenario the resident project 44 dwelling units and choosing to provide 12 offstreet picking parking space. that great a target of 14 points and they are there to code requirements that would automatically be considered tdm measured. the first being the code required by bicycle parking would get him one point and then unbundling their offstreet parking spaces. that
would give them two points. so, right off the bat just meeting the code you're going to get three out of the required 14 points. that gets to the next question how may points can up the ticket for parking supply? it's important to note the tedium measure for parking supply was designed to evaluate a project within the context of a surrounding neighborhoods. so, to get any points of this measure project must be parked at or below its neighbor parking rates. if you're at the neighborhood rate you get one point and for every 10% below the neighborhood rate you get an additional point for maximum of 11 available points. in this scenario, the neighborhood where the project is taking place the neighborhood parking rate is zero point six spaces per unit. so, with that
information, and knowing they're going to part 12 cars the project, again they have the three points from code requirements and because the choosing to target a 0.3 rate the neighborhood rate is 0.6, they would've earned an additional six points for parking supply. that would give them 29 points as a out of the required 14 points. so at that point they need to take more tdm measures to reach the target and we selected a few that may be common for projects. that would be multimodal we time signage for one point. doing nonrequired harsher parking for two points and certain family tdm for the final two points. that hopes this project achieve the 14 points that would need in that would constitute tedium plan.
but if we were to change this project you would change the requirements of the project is located we took the same project but instead of parking 12 spaces, there are 13 parking space, that would change the target from 14.216 points. so, we still get a certain amount of points for bicycle parking and unbundling their car parking, but they would need to do maybe some additional bicycle parking should do not get any points for parking supply because the parking at a 0.75 rate which is higher than the neighbor great in this scenario 0.6. so, again as i mentioned before is going to party at the rate you need to do more other tdm measures to offset that. in this case they could do the multimodal signage, even more per-share parking, even more family pdm and also providing their on-site affordable housing. which we give them the final point any to reach the 16 point. you can see the change in the parking provided for this project pretty fairly change the tdm plan for each version the same project. so,
how the process work? as the project moves through the development process? again as we mentioned the sponsor would go online to use the tool just to select the measures the work for the project and cement that with her development application. we would have city staff would review that and at the same time reviewing the project overall in terms of code compliance. the tedium plan would be submitted as a recommendation for conditional approval for projects to have to go to the planning commission the tedium plan would be a condition of approval and before the final building permit could be issued, project would have to report a notice of special restrictions on the property called in an sr word document with the tedium plan is required to be. we will also be providing this information online. then, this takes us to the next element of this program. as is the pretty robust monitoring and reporting component which is a little unlike what we do for most of our planning code requirements.
this component is key to the tdm program to making sure were actually achieving the intended outcomes. the monitoring and reporting requirements are divided into two specific climates. the pre-[inaudible] an inspection of the physical measures that would happen before the project receives its first certificate of occupancy and the ongoing compliance phase which includes require reporting by the property owners. overtime as well site inspections by city staff at bearing time intervals to insure selected tdm measures remain in place. than any project that are found to be out of compliance with the approved tdm plan could come into immediate compliance would be subject to the standard planning code enforcement procedures. another important part of the ongoing compliance phase is that we will collect information and data overtime until each tedium measure is performed and this will allow
us to make informed amendments to the program over time to ensure its reaching maximum effectiveness. >> quick question. who is doing the compliance work? >> for the monitoring and reporting via budget positions budgeted into the planning department budget. >> great, thanks. >> thank you. so, moving on to the kind of outreach is happened already and next steps. we've done a lot of outreach overtime. multiple community advisory committees development in the committee, transportation advocates, various boards and commissions and we held a citywide open house in them you dance. in terms of the full ordinance in the listed process itself, as we mentioned, was initiated at the planning commission on april 28. there's a scheduled adoption hearing for july 14 men after that he would move to the order supervisors for
further review. that concludes our presentation. we are available and happy to answer any questions you may have. >> they given much. i know good work on this for quite some time and received many greetings along what. appreciate your work on this. though, opposed? questions or comments on open this up item up to public comment it if anyone is here for item 10 please come for. seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> doesn't information until we can go to item 11 now >> item 11 introduction of new and >> colleague, any introductions with seeing none, public comment is closed. on 11? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> item 12 >> item 12 general public comment >> good morning commissioners. and to [inaudible] worshiping the true heart to obtain happiness to stability, true self and true [inaudible] one must apply [inaudible] to attain the attainment of true happiness, true self and to
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as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand
looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch
enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's
we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes
afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like
it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more.
>> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me
the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to
in any district in the city right here in the mission intricate why don't we capture that to support the mission youths going to college that's for the food for thought. we didn't have a signature font for our orientation that's a 40-year-old organization. mission graduates have helped me to develop special as an individual they've helped me figure out and provide the tools for me that i need i feel successful in life >> their core above emission and goal is in line with our values. the ferraris yes, we made 48 thousand >> they were on top of that
it's a no-brainer for us. >> we're in and fifth year and be able to expand out and tonight is your ungrammatical truck food for thought. food truck for thought is an opportunity to eat from a variety of different vendor that are supporting the mission graduates by coming and representing at the parks >> we're giving a prude of our to give people the opportunity to get an education. people come back and can you tell me and enjoy our food. all the vendor are xooment a portion of their precedes the money is going back in >> what's the best thing to do
in terms of moving the needle for the folks we thought higher education is the tool to move young people. >> i'm also a college student i go to berkley and 90 percent of our folks are staying in college that's 40 percent hire than the afternoon. >> i'm politically to clemdz and ucla. >> just knowing we're giving back to the community. >> especially the spanish speaking population it hits home. >> people get hungry why not eat and give. >> shop and dine the 49 promotes loophole businesses and changes residents to do thirds shopping and diane within the 49 square
miles of san francisco by supporting local services we help san francisco remain unique and successful where will you shop and dine shop and dine the 49. >> my name is neil the general manager for the book shop here on west portal avenue if san francisco this is a neighborhood bookstore and it is a wonderful neighborhood but it is an interesting community because the residents the neighborhood muni loves the neighborhood it is community and we as a book sincerely we see the same people here the shop all the time and you know to a certain degree this is part of their this is created the neighborhood a place where people come and subcontract it is in recent years we see a drop off of a lot of bookstores both
>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people
that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography.
>> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing.
we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to
be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that
they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your
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episode we'll learn how the option to bolt our foundation in an earthquake. >> hi, everybody welcome to another episode of stay safe i'm the director of earthquake safety in the city and county of san francisco i'm joined by a friend matt. >> thank you thanks for being with us we're in a garage but at the el cap center south of market in san francisco what we've done a simulated the garage to show you what it is like to make the improvements and reduce the reflexes of earthquake we're looking at foundation bolts what do they do. >> the foundation bolts are one of the strengthening